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Tropical Snack Balls - a recipe for a raw Paleo and gluten-free snack that is perfect for on-the-go and kids

Tropical Snack Balls

Author: Michele Spring
Servings: 10 balls
Need a good, super easy and quick-to-make snack? Try these tropical gluten-free and paleo snack balls featuring dried pineapple, mango, macadamia nuts and coconut. Perfect for travel, workouts, and for kids' school snacks.
Prep Time 2 hours 52 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 42 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 52 minutes


  • 1/2 cup dried Pineapple
  • 1/2 cup dried Mango
  • 1 cup Macadamia Nuts
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded Coconut + 1/2 cup more for the coating
  • 1/8 tsp Sea Salt (if macadamia nuts aren't salted)


  • Mix fruit in food processor until it comes together into a ball.
  • Add the 1/2 cup shredded coconut, nuts, and sea salt if using to food processor and mix until everything is of equal size (about 1 minute).
  • Scoop out about a walnut-sized amount with your hands and roll into a ball. Dip into the remaining shredded coconut and turn to coat.


Store in the fridge or the freezer - but they are stable enough to keep out for a day or two if taking them on an airplane, road trip, or hike.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Paleo
Keyword: after school, bliss balls, easy, energy bites, gluten free, kids, no-bake, Paleo, portable, quick, snack, snack balls, sugar free, travel, Vegan
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